meaning:From the Glen
origin: American


Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: Height

A short name with a lot of depth, Eli is a strong, classic biblical name that also has a whole lot of spunk. Superbowl champ quarterback Eli Manning also brings a new macho edge to the name. Though it hasn’t dropped off the charts for over a century, it’s only recently beginning to really spike in popularity. In line with its meaning (“height” or “ascension” in Hebrew), look for Eli to continue to rise over the next decade or two.

Current U.S. popularity rank: 2010: 100

Famous eli

  • Eli Manning - football player
  • Eli Whitney - inventor
  • Eli Wallach - actor
  • Eli Roth - actor and director
  • Eli Stone - title character in Eli Stone

Infamous eli

  • Eli “Weevil” Navarro - character in Veronica Mars
  • Eli Wurman - character in People I Know

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